THE ORGAN PRELUDE
BELL PRELUDE: Immortal, Invisible – Bell Choir
A LITURGY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP
* HYMNS OF WORSHIP: on insert/screen
#1 King of Love (My Shepherd Is) #3 On Jordan’s Stormy Bank
#2 Pass Me Not, Oh Gentle Savior #4 Alleluia – #276
FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
INSTALLATION OF PASTOR TO YOUTH & CHILDREN
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES: Deuteronomy 7:6-10 (page 138)
Ephesians 2:12-18 (page 151)
Jonah 4:1-11 (page 658)
THE SERMON: “Angry with God!”
* CONFESSION OF SIN: (first in silence then in unison)
C: O God, You spoke and the world came into being. You have spoken to Your people, and given us words of life. Your commandments, O Lord, are pure; they direct us in the way of life. Yet we have listened to other words, words alien to Your truth. Sometimes we listen to our flesh, at other times the alluring voice of the world gains our attention, and there are times when the deceitful words of the devil have gained a place in our hearts. Forgive us, we ask, by the mercies of Jesus Christ. We want to be people who hear Your voice and obey it. Help us to be disciples who hear the voice of our great Shepherd, and hearing His voice, walk in His ways. Seal our hearts for Your courts. Amen.
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON: #98 Come Thou Fount
* THE NICENE CREED
THE OFFERTORY: John Caserta, Dave Hughes
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: #339 Standing on the Promises
* THE COMMISSION & THE BENEDICTION
* THE THREEFOLD AMEN
* SILENT MEDITATION – Please remain in your pews in a worshipful attitude until the Pastor leaves
* ORGAN POSTLUDE
*Indicates congregation standing; P = Pastor; C = Congregation
There are private listening units available during our worship services for anyone with hearing difficulties. Please pick one up at the Welcome Desk & return immediately following the service.
WELCOME TO ALL VISITORS who are worshiping with us. We pray you will have a meaningful time of worship and invite you to worship with us again.
FOR PERSONAL PRAYER AND MINISTRY, please come to the chancel steps following the service. Prayer helpers from the congregation will pray with you. Prayer request cards are located in the pew rack for those who wish to submit them.
THE ROSEBUD on the communion table is in honor of a son, Paxton Fuller, born to Jake and Meghan Hughes on Wednesday. May God be with them as they grow in Him.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed to the glory of God and in loving memory of Bob and Peg Hitchner from the Tawney family and Lynne Lasky.
LAY VISITOR: Denise Kulp
GREETERS TODAY: Francis and Judi Weiss
USHER CAPTAINS: Matt Harris, Rich Kapusta
TAPE MINISTRY: Today Mim Weigner
September 24th Deb Caserta
WORSHIP SERVICE CHILDCARE TODAY:
Infant Nursery – Guppies (0 to 17 months)
Chrissie Lockman, Farrah McClaskey, Annabelle Martindell
Toddlers – Lambs (18 months to 3 years)
Dustin and Ashley Doran, Renee Doran
Children’s Church – Lions (3 to 5 years)
Peter and Bambi Martindell
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Flor Hughes, Velva Stevenson 21st; Dave Guntz, Patty Kendall 22nd; George Frueh, Kendra Hughes, Dave Walbrandt 23rd; Clyde Derstine, Madison Lentz 24th; Angela Caserta 25th; Harry Barger, Amelia McVaugh 26th; Elaine Greene, Judy Ott 27th.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Larry and Jean Frederick, Tim and Melinda Ziegler 21st; Paul and Denise Carsley 24th; Matt and Kate Harris 25th; Gary and Cindy Filson, Peter and Bambi Martindell, Tony and Kelly Wilwert 27th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is Angry with God! Have you ever encountered a time when nothing seemed to go the way it was supposed to? Do you remember a time when it seemed that the Lord had forgotten you? In the book of Jonah, we see an ill-fated attempt to escape God’s purposes by an extremely reluctant missionary. After Jonah sees God at work in the Ninevites, he becomes angry. Jonah forgot what the Lord had done for him. If we forget what the Lord has done for us, we will also become bitter and angry. Let us instead remember the work of the Lord and praise Him!
ISSUES & ANSWERS SCHEDULE:
Today Betsy Stoltzfus, missionary to Spain
September 24th Stan Ott
October 1st What Was the Reformation? – Dave Reich
COME TO THE CONCERT on September 30th. My Soul Among Lions is the featured group. A joyfully accomplished group of musicians, their music glorifies God, calls the human heart to rejoice in the Lord, and sets the human toe to tapping. Concert begins at 7 pm, but arrive a little early to grab good seats. Refreshments in the Fellowship Hall will follow.
COLLECTING FOR COLLEEN Estes to get a new vehicle for use in her ministry at Pikangikum. She doesn’t need a new vehicle, but a good, sturdy used Suburban or similar vehicle. Coordinated by Francis Weiss, this effort is estimated to need from $10 to $12,000 to get the right kind of vehicle. To contribute, use a Second Mile offering envelope found in the pew rack, check the please use this gift for box and write on the line “Colleen’s vehicle.” Thanks for your help.
THERE’S STILL ROOM on the bus to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter. It’s a Monday through Thursday excursion beginning November 13th. Bus departs from church parking lot at 6:30 am. Cost of the trip is:
$700 p/person for a single room
$500 p/person for a double room
$430 p/person for a triple room
$400 p/person for a quad room
The cost includes all entrance fees to museums, transportation costs, hot breakfast and dinner at hotel, and priceless Christian teaching and encouragement. There will not be a stop at the Flight 93 memorial. A $150 deposit is required. Contact the church office to register or get more info.
PARENTS, IF YOUR SON/DAUGHTER has gone off to college, the office would like to know his/her address, and e-mail address. If your college student has returned to college, and now has a new mailing or e-mail address, please let the office know.
THE MISSION COMMITTEE MEETS this Wednesday evening at 7 in the Conference Room.
GOD’S TREASURE HOUSE is the lead tenant at The Hub, our previous church facility. They have a great ministry to women coming out of incarceration. They are our neighbors, friends, and co-laborers in the gospel. This Saturday evening their annual banquet takes place in our Fellowship Hall and we’re invited to attend. But we need to make reservations so they know how much food to prepare. If you would like to go, please call the church office to register. The meal is free, though there will be an opportunity to support the ministry financially.
LADIES: If you wish to be part of the She Leads Conference on Saturday, September 30th, being held locally at Fairview Village Church there is still time. Go to MoreOfHimMinistries.org to sign up.
THE MORNINGSTAR MINISTRIES BANQUET takes place at the Family Worship Center in Lansdale on Saturday, September 30th at 6:00 p.m. Contact Don Nase or the church office if you wish to attend.
COMMITMENT FORMS are now available for this year’s Christmas Craft & Gift Sale on November 18th. If you would like a table for you or a family member just grab one of the forms off the Welcome Desk, fill it out and return it to the church office. Call/email Donna Frueh if you have any questions. Hurry before all the spots are taken!
REFRESHMENTS NEEDED – We would like to provide light refreshments after the September 30th concert, if you would be interested in providing some please contact Alice Kraus at 215-536-4291 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE THOMPSON FAMILY is hosting a belated graduation party for David on Sunday, September 24, at their home from 1 to 4 pm. Anyone who would like to celebrate with them is invited. Lunch provided. Please RSVP.
MEETING FOR ISRAEL TRIP PARTICIPANTS happens this Thursday evening, at 7 pm sharp in the Fellowship Hall and will answer all questions raging through the minds of our eager pilgrims. If you’ve registered for the February trip to Israel/Petra you’ll need to be at this meeting. There will be answers in abundance.
WANT TO GIVE TO HELP people in the wake of disasters? You can always give through Leidy’s Church’s Second Mile envelope. Check the box marked Disaster/Hunger Aid and the gift will be sent to Samaritan’s Purse, an organization that has feet on the ground around the world. If you want your gift to go to a specific area or need, simply indicate the same on the Please Use This Gift For line. For instance, you might put Hurricane Harvey/Irma or maybe Mexico Earthquake or perhaps Bangladesh Floods, etc. Samaritan’s Purse brings needed food, supplies, and other aid in Jesus’ name in a timely fashion.
MOM’S BIBLE STUDY – Please join us the first Tuesday of the month for a women’s bible study led by Pat Niederhaus. Our first meeting will be Tuesday, October 3rd from 9:30 -11:00. This year we will delve into the Gospel of John. Childcare will be provided in the nursery. Please contact Tara DiLenge if you have any questions 215-393-0953 or 484-557-6230.
THE HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE will meet this Tuesday at 7 pm in Room 211 to review procedures and discuss how things are going.
THE 18-45 YEAR-OLD GROUP of Leidy’s Church is hosting a social event for the entire church family this Saturday from 3:00 pm until “whenever” at the Forrest Meadow Park located on Forrest Road in Telford. The event will be held “rain or shine”. Attendees should bring their own food/drink, paper products, table ware, and games. A grill(s) will be available for general use. Forrest Park is a spacious venue with a wonderful children’s playground, walking trails and a covered pavilion. All are invited to enjoy the fellowship in a relaxed setting. No RSVP necessary.
WOMEN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL – This fall the Women’s Sunday School will journey through forgiveness. We will be studying Genesis 37-50. How Joseph dealt with forgiveness through his life and trials. We will continue with Forgiveness, Forgiving, & Free, a series by Nancy Leigh Demoss. Feel free to stop in on any given Sunday and we will work out our salvation in fear and trembling, Philippians 2:12.
COME OUT TO Walk in the Light on Saturday, September 30th, at Franconia Park from 9-11 am, in support of the Pregnancy Resource Clinic of North Penn. Visit www.prcnorthpenn.org for more info. Contact Ginna Foote for extra brochures. Let her know you will walk with the Foote Family and Team LEIDY on the 30th. If you are unable to walk and would like to make a donation, please put it in her church mailbox.
REALM, A MIDWEEK TIME OF WORSHIP & THE WORD resumes on Thursday, September 28th at 7 p.m. What is Realm? It is a midweek time dedicated to worshipping our Lord and hearing from God’s Word in a relaxed but passionate atmosphere. Realm is for everyone young and old to come and sing praises to God in the form of modern worship songs and engage with the Scriptures. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Chris.
CHILDCARE WORKERS – The Mom’s Bible study is in need of two or three helpers to take care of our children from 9:20 – 11:00 the first Tues of the month from Oct – May. Please contact the church office or Tara DiLenge if you are willing to help out.
JOURNEY TOGETHER MARRIAGE RETREAT for couples affected by disability will be held Saturday, October 7th from 1-8 at Leidy’s Church. Couples will enjoy laughter, speakers, small groups, couple time, and a candlelight dinner. If you know of a couple who would benefit from a day of connection, and refreshment, please encourage them to register by going to joniandfriends.org, or call the joniandfriends office at 215-799-2304. If you would like to volunteer at this event please contact Lorraine Reich at email@example.com or 215-256-0475.
LOOKING FOR WORK – Glory Griffith is a young woman from our congregation who is looking for some work. If you would like to hire her services for house cleaning, child care, or whatever, she would welcome your call. Her home phone number is 610-222-4431.
NEWSLETTER ARTICLES for the October newsletter are due in the office by Tuesday. Thank you.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
6:00 p.m. Youth Fellowship
8:00 a.m. Home School Classes
6:00 p.m. Ladies Volleyball
6:45 p.m. Women’s Bible Study
7:00 p.m. FCA – C.R.
6:30 p.m. Youth Bible Study – Rm. 117
7:00 p.m. Evangelism Mtg. – C.R.
7:00 p.m. Hospitality Mtg. – Rm. 211
7:30 p.m. Choir Rm Resvd.
9:00 a.m. Staff Mtg. – C.R.
7:00 p.m. Bell Choir
7:00 p.m. Missions Mtg. – C.R.
8:00 p.m. Chancel Choir
9:00 a.m. Precept Study
7:00 p.m. Israel Trip Mtg. – F.H.
5:30 p.m. God’s Treasure House Banquet
8:45 a.m. Sunday School
10:00 a.m. Worship Service
September 28 Realm begins
September 30 My Soul Among Lions concert
October 11-12 Rummage Sale
October 18 iBlast
October 28 Art of Marriage Seminar
King of Love (My Shepherd Is)
The King of Love my Shepherd is
Whose goodness faileth never
I nothing lack if I am His
And He is mine forever (2x)
Where streams of living water flow
My ransomed soul He leadeth
And where the verdant pastures grow
With food celestial feedeth
Never failing Ruler of my heart
Everlasting Lover of my soul
On the mountain high or in the valley low
The King of Love my Shepherd is (2x)
Lost and foolish off I strayed
But yet in love He sought me
And on His shoulder gently laid
And home rejoicing brought me
In death’s dark veil I fear no ill
With Thee dear Lord beside me
Thy rod and staff my comfort still
Thy cross before to guide me
Oh Hallelujah Hallelujah
Oh Hallelujah Hallelujah
And so through all the length of days
Thy goodness faileth never
Good Shepherd may I sing Your praise
Within Your house forever
Within Your house forever
Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior
Pass me not, O gentle Savior,
Hear my humble cry;
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.
Savior, Savior, Hear my humble cry;
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.
Let me at Thy throne of mercy
Find a sweet relief,
Kneeling there in deep contrition;
Help my unbelief.
Trusting only in Thy merit,
Would I seek Thy face;
Heal my wounded, broken spirit,
Save me by Thy grace.
Thou the Spring of all my comfort,
More than life to me,
Whom have I on earth beside Thee?
Whom in heaven but Thee?
On Jordan’s Stormy Bank
On Jordan’s stormy banks I stand,
And cast a wishful eye
To Canaan’s fair and happy land,
Where my possessions lie.
I am bound, I am bound
I am bound for promised land,
I am bound, I am bound
I am bound for promised land.
All o’er those wide extended plains,
Shines one eternal day;
There God the Son forever reigns,
And scatters night away.
No chilling winds nor poisonous breath
Can reach that healthful shore;
Sickness, sorrow, pain and death,
Are felt and feared no more.
When shall I reach that happy place,
And be forever blessed?
When shall I see my Father’s face,
And in His bosom rest?